Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

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South Wales Auxiliary Unit Patrols And Operational Bases.

Glamorganshire, Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Auxiliary Units and Operational Bases.

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Please Note: Research into this county and its patrols are still ongoing. The information below is published from various sources and is by no means conclusive. If information is not listed below it does not necessarily mean the information is not out there but normally means our researchers have not found it yet! 
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The Auxiliary Units were specially trained, highly secret groups of volunteers created by the British government, during the Second World War, with the aim of resisting the expected occupation of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany.

The guerrilla units, sometimes referred to as a part of the British Resistance Organisation, were initiated by Winston Churchill in the early summer of 1940. He appointed Colonel Colin Gubbins to found them. The Auxiliary Units answered to GHQ Home Forces, but were organised as if part of the local Home Guard. Read more here

South Wales was divided in 4 groups.
Regional Headquarters

Intelligence Officers

Group Commanders Click here for information of Special Duties Branch activity in this county 
  Click here to read other information on this county Click here for a lists of suspected Auxiliers in this county   
Operational Map 
Each marker pin shows the centre of the town or village where the patrol was located. They do not indicate the location of any Operational Bases or physical locations to go and view. View a fullscreen version of the map here. 


South Wales Patrols
CART has basic documentation on these patrols unless they are a clickable link.
Group 1 West Glamorgan - Lead by Group C/o Captain C.H. Young. Assisted by Group C/o O.G. Knight
Skewen (Sgiwen) Patrol - Added 25/11/13
Pont Neath-Vaughan (Pontneddfechan) Patrol - Added 25/11/13
Seven Sisters (Blaendulais) Patrol - Added 25/11/13
Cymmer (Cymer) Patrol - Updated 11/12/13
Group 2 West Glamorgan - Lead by Group Commander Cpt N L Barker
assisted by Lt T Smallman.
Ystalyfera Patrol - Added 25/11/13
Pontardawe Patrol - Updated 25/11/13

Cwmgors Patrol - Added 25/11/13

Cwmllynfell Patrol Added 25/11/13

Glamorgan Group 4 (a) - Lead by Group commander LT J H Bevan assisted by 2nd Lt N A Richards.
Cowbridge Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Bonvilston Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Dinas Powis Patrol - Updated 28/7/15
Peterston-S-Ely Patrol - Added 29/11/13

Glamorgan Group 4 (b) - Lead by Group C/o Lt. Leyshon Owen. Assisted Group C/o 2Lt. William Stafford Smith.

Pen-y-Fai Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Coity Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Heol-Y-Cyw Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Ewenny Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Margam Patrol - Updated 6/12/13
Group 3 Carmarthenshire - Lead by Group Commanders Cpt J Protheroe-Beynon, Cpt J R Richards assisted by Lt F G C Goddard & Lt. R L Yorath.
Whitland Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Llanfyrnach Patrol (in Pembrokeshire) - Added 4/12/13
Laugharne Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Hendy Patrol - Added 4/12/13
Kidwelly Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Conwil Elvet Patrol - Added 4/12/13
Drefach Patrol - Added 29/11/13

Group 4 Pembrokeshire - Lead by Group Commanders Cpt J B Ebsworth, Cpt T J George
assisted by Lt W G Smith & Lt S M Davies.

Kilgetty (Stepaside) Patrol - Added 17/7/14
Milford Haven Patrol - Added 2/12/13
Milton Patrol - Added 27/11/13
Castlehigh / Camrose Patrol - Added 29/11/13
Letterston Patrol Updated 18/1/15
Berry Hill (Newport) Patrol - Added 26/11/13
Fishguard Patrol - Added 26/11/13
Nevern Patrol - Added 27/11/13































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